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Palo Alto 15s stay alive in NorCal State Tournament

 

The Palo Alto Babe Ruth 15-year-old all-stars remain alive in the winners' bracket of the NorCal State Tournament, but the Palo Alto 13s and 14s must battle their way through the consolation bracket following losses in their double-elimination events.

The 15s posted a 5-3 victory over Ukiah on Sunday at Palo Alto's Baylands Athletic Center and next will face favored Tri-Valley on Tuesday at 8 p.m. Tri-Valley advanced with a 5-0 victory over Mountain View.

Palo Alto grabbed a 3-1 lead after the second and held a 5-2 advantage after five. Chris Cook produced two RBI on two hits for Palo Alto as he doubled in the second inning and singled in the fourth inning.

Aron Ecoff struck out 10, paving the way for Palo Alto. He allowed two earned runs, seven hits and two walks over 6 2/3 innings. Kyle Pruhsmeier came on in relief and put away the final out to record the save.

Karter Koch couldn't get it done on the hill for Ukiah 15s, taking a loss. He lasted just four innings, walked two, struck out four, and allowed three runs.

Ukiah jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second. Morgan Ingram tripled, scoring Keegan Beebe after a single by Beebe got things started.

Palo Alto stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the second, scoring three runs on a two-run double by Cook and an RBI single by John McGrory.

Palo Alto added two more runs in the bottom of the fifth. Shane Wallace tripled, plating James Roake to start the inning.

In Woodland, the Palo Alto 14s remained alive in the consolation bracket following a 10-0 victory over Galt in five innings as Colin Grant tossed a no-hitter and struck out seven.

Palo Alto, which lost its opener to Tri-Valley on Saturday by 11-1, took care of Galt quickly with nine runs in the first three innings. Spencer Rojahn, Michael Panitchpakdi and Anthony Waller all had two hits with Joshua Kasevich driving in two runs.

Next up for the Palo Alto 14s will be a game Monday against Vallejo at 5 p.m. The winner will face either Novato or Washington Manor on Wednesday at 5 p.m.

In Ukiah, the Palo Alto 13s suffered their first loss after two wins -- dropping a 9-2 decision to favored Tri-Valley on Sunday. Palo Alto next will play on Monday (7 p.m.) against either Oakland or Vallejo, who meet Monday at 4 p.m. The winner of the late game will face Tri-Valley in the title game on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

2015 BABE RUTH NORCAL STATE TOURNAMENTS

13-15s at Baylands Athletic Center, Palo Alto

SATURDAY

Game 1 -- Mountain View 12, East Sacramento 4

Game 2 -- Tri-Valley 11, Vallejo 0

Game 3 -- Ukiah 5, Bel-Mateo 0

Game 4 -- Palo Alto 10, Oakland 0 (6 innings)

SUNDAY

Game 5 -- East Sacramento 4, Vallejo 3

Game 6 -- Oakland 12, Bel-Mateo 4

Game 7 -- Tri-Valley 5, Mountain View 0

Game 8 -- Palo Alto 5, Ukiah 3

MONDAY, July 13

Game 9 -- East Sacramento vs. Ukiah, 5 p.m.

Game 10 -- Oakland vs. Mountain View, 8 p.m.

TUESDAY, July 14

Game 11 -- Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 5 p.m.

Game 12 -- Tri-Valley vs. Palo Alto, 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, July 15

Game 13 -- Game 12 loser vs. Game 11 winner, 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, July 16

Game 14 -- Game 12 winner vs. Game 13 winner (championship), 5 p.m.

Game 15 -- Challenge game (if necessary) 30 minutes following end of first game

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14s at Clark Field, Woodland

SATURDAY

Game 1 -- Novato 10, Galt 0

Game 2 -- Tri-Valley 11, Palo Alto 1

Game 3 -- Vallejo wins by forfeit

Game 4 -- Woodland 8, Washington Manor 2

SUNDAY

Game 5 -- Palo Alto 10, Galt 0

Game 6 -- Washington Manor wins by forfeit

Game 7 -- Tri-Valley 11, Novato 2

Game 8 -- Woodland 13, Vallejo 4

MONDAY, July 13

Game 9 -- Palo Alto vs. Vallejo, 5 p.m.

Game 10 -- Washington Manor vs. Novato, 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, July 15

Game 11 -- Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 5 p.m.

Game 12 -- Tri-Valley vs. Woodland, 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, July 16

Game 13 -- Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 loser, 6 p.m.

FRIDAY, July 17

Game 14 -- Game 12 winner vs. Game 13 winner (championship), 5 p.m.

Game 15 -- Challenge game (if necessary) 30 minutes following end of first game

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13s At Anton Stadium, Ukiah

FRIDAY

Game 1 -- Tri-Valley 9, Novato 1

Game 2 -- Vallejo 10, Oakland 0

Game 3 -- Palo Alto 11, Eureka 1

Game 4 -- Woodland 17, Ukiah 8

SATURDAY

Game 5 -- Oakland 9, Novato 4

Game 6 -- Eureka 3, Ukiah 2

Game 7 -- Tri-Valley 20, Vallejo 0

Game 8 -- Palo Alto 10, Woodland 0

SUNDAY

Game 9 -- Oakland 15, Woodland 5

Game 10 -- Vallejo 16, Eureka 1

Game 11 -- Tri-Valley 9, Palo Alto 2

MONDAY, July 13

Game 12 -- Oakland vs. Vallejo, 4 p.m.

Game 13 -- Game 12 winner vs. Palo Alto, 7 p.m.

TUESDAY, July 14

Game 14 -- Game 11 winner vs. Tri-Valley (championship), 5:30 p.m.

Game 15 -- Challenge game (if necessary) 30 minutes following end of first game

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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